The University of Wollongong has been awarded more than $1.4 million from the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan (NCP) 2020 Mobility funding.

The amount for the upcoming year is the most generous NCP grant on record for UOW, and an increase of 20 per cent on 2019 funding.

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region in Australia and establish study in the Indo-Pacific as a rite of passage for Australian students.

About half of UOW’s funding for 2020 had been announced as forward funding in previous rounds, and UOW was successful in attaining $716,100 in the 2020 round.

The funds will allow more than 300 UOW students to study in Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Nepal, New Caledonia, Taiwan, Cambodia, China, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, India and the Solomon Islands.

Successful UOW projects range across a variety of disciplines, including Engineering and Information Technology, Management and Commerce, Health, Education and Society and Culture.

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